The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) are seeking mentors to pass on their skills and expertise to students undertaking rural placements as part of the program.
As a mentor, you will be assigned to a JFPP scholar and introduce them to your rural/remote practice and local health facilities within the region.
Scholars are not expected to complete specified clinical experiences or assignments and there is no expectation that mentors will teach or supervise particular clinical skills.
The mentor role is to show the life and work of a rural medical practitioner and to facilitate clinical and rural experiences for the scholar. Mentors are paid an honorarium of $300 per week (plus GST).
JFPP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to attract the future medical workforce to a remote and rural career through lifestyle and work experience in rural locations. Successful JFPP scholars spend eight weeks over three to four years in a remote or rural community with a one-to-one professional mentor, community host and contact.
Please note, with consideration of the on-going COVID-19 situation, intrastate only placements are now recommencing in Victoria.
Hear from JFPP scholar, Georgia Maroske who shares her placement experience in Wangaratta and why she chose to take part in the program.